◊ The Land of Saints & Magic, and its Capital ◊

Salvador Central's Deep Guide to Customs, Culture, Cuisine, Music, History, Carnival, Happenings and More

There are certain places the names of which fire the popular imagination. Brazil is one of them; an amalgam of primitive and sophisticated, jungle and elegance, beating drums and luscious jazz harmonics, there's no other place like it on earth. And while Rio, or its fame anyway, tends toward the elegant and "sophisticated" end of the spectrum, Bahia tends toward the other end, the primordial and atavistic...


Turn YOUR World on to THIS (Truly Iconic) One!

For 14 years we've been trying to alert the world to the existence of a place and culture that so few around the world know exists (when people think "Brazil", they think Rio de Janeiro!)...

Bahia is the cradle, the root and the rock, with a mighty soul extending to the Congo...and if YOU would like to do YOUR part in turning the world onto it...this can nowadays be done with a simple click or two. After all, it's your world too!


Our Cana Brava Record Shop

We sell vinyl and CDs ripped from vinyl and printed...real Brazilian music: primordial Afro-Bahian samba, samba carioca (from Rio), choro, candomblé, ijexá...

More Here On True Brazilian Music

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Brilliant Music You'll Never Hear!

Except via our Codex. Connections between musicians and others... How're you going to hear them if you've never heard OF them!??? THIS is how! Join if you care to.

The Codex is Here

Vacation Apartments Here!

Superb and affordable vacation apartments and houses, handled by two experienced Americans in Salvador! For Carnival and anytime, seaside and Centro Histórico!

We're the Place for Lodging in Salvador